http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.35Change: -0.04
R/$ = 10.72Change: -0.04
Au 1283.45 $/ozChange: 1.20
Pt 1462.70 $/ozChange: 1.70
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jun 22, 2012

German–South African ‘Year of Science’ takes flight

Back
Africa|Education|Projects|Africa|Germany|South Africa|Cape Town International Convention Centre|Annette Schavan|Naledi Pandor
Africa|Education|Projects|Africa|||
africa-company|education-company|projects|africa|germany|south-africa|cape-town-international-convention-centre|annette-schavan|naledi-pandor
More Insight
© Reuse this

A year-long joint venture between Germany and South Africa that show- cases research cooperation between the two countries, is now under way.

The German–South African Year of Science 2012/13, which was officially launched at a two-day event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in April, will highlight research cooperation in seven specified areas, namely astronomy, bioeconomics, humanities and social science, human capital development, innovation in the health industry, climate change and urbanisation.

German Education and Research Minister, Professor Annette Schavan attended the event with South Africa’s Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. “Our goal is to share the weight of global responsibilities and to prepare the way for sustainable innovation,” Schavan said at the opening ceremony.

Pandor emphasised the importance of these types of joint activities. “South Africa has keenly pursued the development of regional, continental and global partnerships to identify solutions to our socioeconomic challenges.”

The opening ceremony hosted representatives from the political and science communities of both countries and included a tour of the exhibition organised by the partners of the Year of Science initiative and a visit to the astronomy symposium, entitled ‘Innovating the Future; Reaching for the Stars’.

At a joint press conference following the opening ceremony, both ministers stated their expectations for the year ahead. “We hope this joint effort will provide impetus for pioneering projects and future innovation,” said Pandor.

Over 200 scientists from both countries have submitted proposals for initiatives to Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, as part of the German–South African Year of Science.

Of

these, 41 representing the seven thematic fields were jointly selected and will receive funding.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Science and Technology News
SINGLE EXPERIMENT An artist’s impression of OCO-2 in orbit
Updated 3 hours ago The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) revealed on July 17 that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2. The...
Updated 3 hours ago The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will have a budget of R6 470.2-million for the financial year 2014/2015. More than half of this (R3.5-billion), Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor noted in her budget speech to Parliament, will go to funding...
Article contains comments
Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu, in the Northern Cape, which is estimated to be between 700 000 and one-million years old, have uncovered “tens of thousands” of early stone-age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. The discoveries were...
More
 
 
Latest News
Independent, black-owned and managed investment holding company Southern Palace Properties has acquired an 8% stake in Growthpoint Properties from the Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC’s) Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) for R4.5-billion. Standard Bank...
Shareholders of JSE-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) Octodec and Premium Properties have approved the proposed merger of the two companies, creating a combined property fund that will attract a market capitalisation in excess of R5-billion and comprise...
The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) this week called on employees and employers to exercise restraint as the metals and engineering industries resumed operations following a four-week strike, stating that it regretted the strike’s...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Updated 3 hours ago South African construction company Group Five says work on the rehabilitation of the 800 km stretch of the Plumtree–Mutare highway, in Zimbabwe, should be completed by the end of this year. Giving evidence before the Parliamentary Porfolio Committee on Transport...
SINGLE EXPERIMENT An artist’s impression of OCO-2 in orbit
Updated 3 hours ago The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) revealed on July 17 that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2. The...
RICE TAG The real costs of operating Rea Vaya have become clear
Updated 3 hours ago Phase 1A of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system should carry around 42 000 people a day, while it was been expected that Phase 1B, rolled out last year, would add another 60 000 daily passengers. However, the entire system is currently carrying...
Updated 3 hours ago A stormwater project in Bedforview, east of Johannesburg, has stalled for eight months after project managers in the Ekurhuleni municipality resigned and municipal managers were placed on special leave without designating replacements. Construction to reinforce the...
Updated 3 hours ago The design of the Beit Bridge border post is the biggest impediment to efficient freight movement between Zimbabwe and South Africa, says Cross-border Road Transport Agency CEO Sipho Khumalo. Beit Bridge is the busiest border post in Africa. A research study on the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks